Tuesday, 24 August 2010

FISH PRIZES OPEN


The 2010 Fish Short Story Prize is open and Simon Mawer, author of Man Booker Prize shortlisted ‘The Glass Room’ will judge. The ten best stories will be published in the 2011 Fish Anthology.

The closing date is 30 Nov and results will be announced on 17 March 2011. Entry is online at www.fishpublishing.com and the full details are there too.

Open now, earlier than usual, are the Fish One-Page and Poetry Prizes, and the judges are yet to be appointed.

9 comments:

eimearryan said...

The entry fee's gone up to €20! That's a bit saucy ...

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

€20 is a huge amount of money. What was it before?

Jessica Maybury said...

€20!! madness. I want to set up an award where there's no entry fee. somehow.

eimearryan said...

I thought twas €12 last year but that was actually the flash fiction one - the short story prize was €20 last year too.

The WOW Awards are cheekiest of all I think - €10 entry fee and no cash prize!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Go for it Jessica you have my wholehearted support.I'm reluctant to tell everyone to 'boycott' these comps, but really in the great scheme of things, what is the point of them?

On second thoughts no, fuck it ,I'm calling for a boycott!

AquaMarina said...

Have a look a the details for the Picador prize (poetry only) - no fee, £1000 prize, publication of a collection by Picador - to be edited by Don Paterson! But be quick - 10 page submissions by 1 September! (Only for poets who haven't had a full length collection published - pamphlets and magazine poems ok)

Ossian said...

Nice to get a few mentions for "W.H." in the bio's for their "Alumni" but had to smile at the bizarre misattribution of "New Short Stories 1". It was NOT edited by that famous author, only little old "no kudos" me, and that's not exactly the right publisher either. No big deal in the scheme of things but if life wasn't already a bit too short I'd probably send them a correction for that.

Anyway if anyone would prefer a much cheaper competition, practically guaranteed to run at a loss every year... You can follow my profile links and find one such.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

AquaMarina - welcome!! Mariiiina, Aqua Mariiiiina, why don't you say...tra la la...
Yes, the Picador comp is a goodie!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

TFE - I don't think you'll get a boycott going, somehow. Entry fees are extortinate. Occupational hazard.

Ossian - let's make it easy for them.
The Willesden Herald short story comp is judged by Maggie Gee this year:
http://www.willesdenherald.com/competition/welcome.php